See also: siúr

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *swesūr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

siur f ‎(genitive sethar, nominative plural sethir)

  1. sister
  2. kinswoman, female relation

DeclensionEdit

Feminine r-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative siur siairL, sieirL sethir
Vocative siur siairL, sieirL sethraH
Accusative siairN, sieirN siairL, sieirL sethraH
Genitive sethar setharL setharN
Dative siairL, sieirL sethraib sethraib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
siur phiur, fiur unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • siur” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.